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Blog Post #21: KikidotD and her Background in the Music Industry

Official Wikipedia page for KikidotD KikidotD is a 23-year-old, vibrant music artist who originally signed as a four-year member of the live Hip Hop band, “Studio Heat.” After completing her deal, she began her solo career and released her single “Lemme Show You” which gained popularity locally in Boston, Massachusetts, her hometown. In 2014, KikidotD…

Blog Post #20: Done

Therapy is expensive but here’s what’s also true. Many people cannot afford the cost of giving up on themselves. I’m not offering any tarot readings or prescriptions, but I believe I can be your solution. If you’ve been feeling like you don’t have a place where you can speak your mind, I’m done hiding. If…

Blog Post #19: Top Five Songs by KikidotD

Stream, buy, and share your favorite songs written and performed by rapper, singer, songwriter, KikidotD! Here are her top five tracks from the past five years below: 5. You Chose To Track #7 on the ‘Solid‘ EP released in 2020 4. Grow Track #3 on the ‘Where Are You‘ EP released in 2017 3. Stepping On…

Blog Post #18: Quiet Isn’t Always Peace

Our social media obsessed society has made people increasingly hesitant about what they publicly engage in and respond to. I’m not saying we need any heroes but I am saying we have more than enough bystanders. Everyday I watch people miss out on an opportunity to be great. Its like simple acts of kindness are…

Blog Post #17: The Stage and Journey

My music is the soundtrack of my journey in the music business. It also is the outro to the informative episodes I’ve been releasing on my channel and I’m always searching for new music placements. My former professor, Sedale McCall, asked me: “What can I build from the ground up in three months?” and ever…

Blog Post #16: Best Ways to Make Clients Happy

Graphic design, music, and PR are three fields that give me the opportunity to do the client focused work I love. It’s interesting to constantly be switching between the roles of being the client and having clients and I hope that my experiences help you get through yours. Below is a flyer I designed for…

Blog Post #15: ‘Now and Next’ Credits

Last month, I spoke with The Program in a podcast episode and The Eagle in an interview. This month, I’m announcing the release of my album Now and Next, available on all streaming platforms. Six months ago, I categorized ‘Solid’ as an EP because it only has two main features and I experiment more than…

Blog Post #14: Who’s Black?

This may be unbelievable but Kendrick Lamar and I are both Black people. We’ll never be white passing (unless we go MJ on ’em), and we believe that ‘the blacker the berry is, the sweeter the juice.’ To the Black writers who came before me, thank you for sharing your stories. This Black History Month,…

Blog Post #13: More Love, Less Demons

Everyone is saying they are on ‘demon time’ and it’s difficult to determine who started this trend. I googled it and so many songs came up, it was overwhelming. I associate ‘demon time’ as a type of evil, selfish act. I hear it and think ‘uh oh’ and ‘bad vibes’ so I’m curious to know,…

Blog Post #12: How to Get Booked For Shows as a Rapper

Depending on where you live, each zip code offers its own set of performance opportunities. While there are some similarities, pay attention to the details of each venue and platform to know if you’re the right fit for the gig. Rappers looking to perform at DC’s Broccoli City Music Festival should note that the estimated…

Blog Post #11: What a Year for Us

Hip hop has an interesting way of giving people a voice. Music is a big part of my identity and it has shaped my life, good and bad. 2020 felt very divided, but music continued to align me with my tribe. Whether it was (virtually) on #Clubhouse, freestyling with Cassidy (one of my favorite rappers),…

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